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Y’all, in the last year we have seen an ABSOLUTE EXPLOSION of plus-size brands entering the arena, butttttt we haven’t seen a super slow uptake for more plus size masculine garb. While I identify as a Hard Femme, it makes me sad to see my bbs bummed out because they can’t find clothes to express their gender.
What’s a cutie masculine presenting person to do?
This blog post is all about masculine plus size clothing.
Plus Size Masculine Clothing
Utilize some ~creative problem solving~, that’s what!
Below, I’ve listed clothing brands who aren’t afraid to butt heads with the gender binary. I also know some great plus-size stylists, so if you’re in need of someone to hire (to avoid sad gender feel breakdowns in front of your computer), drop me a line and I’ll connect ya!
Also – be sure to bookmark this post! I’m constantly updating this guide!
OKAY, NOW LET’S GET TO IT!
Tips for Shopping for Plus Size Masculine Clothing
- Stretch is our friend! When looking at clothing online, look for words like: jersey, spandex, lycra, polyester, etc. 100% cotton works for t-shirts, but usually means pants or other garments won’t have stretch
- Size up! Fit the largest part of your body, and then plan on getting your clothes tailored!
- Explore new options! No one is ever going to go shopping and love 100% of what they try on! If you get frustrated while shopping, remind yourself, “This is normal!”
[Note: This blog post was first written in 2019, and was last updated on February 7, 2023! While I do my my best to keep my posts up-to-date, brands do like to change things up. Without warning!! So please be sure to double check or tRiPlE cHeCk all info with the respective brands before deciding to make a purchase!]
Uhhh – REal Quick – What Do We Mean by “Masculine”?
Discussing “masculine fashion,” can be quite a conversation, my friend.
I covered this topic // discussion more at length in this blog post listing other outfit ideas for plus size masculine and androgynous clothing. It’s frustrating that we have to use binary language to describe gender expression, when GENDER ISN’T BINARY.
All in all, this post was meant to be a resource for my plus size and fat identified friends, lovers and community members. I don’t think of it as a magnum opus on how we can each individually express ourselves via our gender presentation, but I do hope that you’ll find brands in this listicle roundup thingy that will help YOU in YOUR quest to write your own magnum opus on gender, fashion, and the words we use to describe clothing.
OKAY, let’s get started!
1. Haute Butch – Masculine of Center Clothing
HAUTEBUTCH is a design-driven clothing, footwear and lifestyle destination for butch women, studs, bois, & trans men that prefer menswear-inspired finishes.
- Sizing: Up to a 6X in pieces
- Button ups & Downs | Tux Shirts
- Suiting & Tailored Vests
Shop plus size masculine of center here!
2. Androgynous or Masculine Plus Size Clothing from Kirrin Finch
I first learned of Kirrin Finch when my dapper friend, Rah Foard, was interviewed for their blog (post HERE). Kirrin Finch makes a variety of plus size masculine workwear options, up to a 3XL. The brand carries shorts, suits, blazers, pants and t-shirts, and is a great resource for dapper folks.
- Sizing: The brand goes up to a 54.5″ inch chest (a size 24) and 44.5 inch waist.
Real talk, I would like to see more plus size and husky humans on the website. I think the brand could really grow if they had more plus size or husky models!
Shop plus size dapper and masculine here!
3. Universal Standard – Androgynous Plus Size Clothing
Prefer a looser fit with your plus size clothing? Universal Standard has a variety of masculine or androgynous plus size options! The brand was originally started by two women who worked in finance and wanted more “minimalist” type professional clothing, and many of my career coaching clients LOVE this brand!
- Sizing: Up to a size 40
Shop masculine plus size clothing here!
4. Duluth Trading Co – Up to 4X! Plus Size Butch Clothing
A reader wrote in about Duluth Trading Co, saying that they love the plus size flannel shirts the brand makes! There’s a variety of plus size options on the website!
I’ve personally never tried clothing from Duluth Trading Co, but a reader and online bestie told me I had to be sure to add them to this post — so I did!
- Sizing: Up to a 4X or size 30
Shop masculine clothing here!
5. Sharpe Suiting for Androgynous Suits
I first found out about Sharpe Suiting at the DapperQ fashion show in Brooklyn. This brand is, well, SHARP. I’ve never used this brand, and I don’t know anyone super well IRL that has used them – but I loved seeing their looks at the DapperQ show!
From the brand: “Since 2013, Sharpe Suiting has been helping brave individuals showcase exactly who they are. we know being yourself isn’t easy, so we’ve streamlined a process to help you feel like you.”
- Sizing: See website
Shop masculine plus size suits here!
6. Madewell – Plus Size Clothing for Masculine & Butch Folks
Okay, so the first time I wrote this roundup, I didn’t include Madewell. Which is such a shame, because this plus size brand has a variety of plus size clothing that I think masculine of center // butch // etc folks would appreciate! Madewell is constantly adding new pieces, so if one of the items below is sold out, be sure to click the link to their homepage to see EVERYTHING they currently have in stock! <3
- Sizing: Up to a US 28 or 4X
For specific outfit ideas, check out this post!
Shop plus size masculine clothes at Madewell here!
7. ASOS Masculine of Center Fashion
Y’all, ASOS is almost the first “go-to” place I tell masculine folks to check out when they’re looking to add pieces to their wardrobe. They offer pieces all along the spectrum, and I like to order from ASOS Plus Size Mens sometimes! ASOS currently has some mens cut floral suits that I am DYING OVERRRRR (whatever your gender, you’ll look scrumptious in one!), as well as great work wear and athleisure options. (Updated note: Currently, the ASOS Plus Size Men’s section is a bit wonky online, so you may have to click around a bit! Be sure to use the filters at the top of the page to narrow your search based on size, fit, color, etc.)
- Sizing: Up to a US 24 – check sizing on each piece!
Looking over at ASOS Curve, I recommend looking at pieces, and mentally placing your head on the model’s frame. That’s sounds macabre, but doing so will allow you to look at pieces and imagine them on your body, verses a hyper feminized form.
Update: I’m kind of bummed a lot of the models are no longer plus size.
Shop plus size masculine of center fashion HERE!
8. TomboyX – Masculine LGBT Clothing
Y’all, this is a brand that CELEBRATES masculine of center//androgynous/gender bbs. Their undies and PJs (and socks!!) are super soft and comfy. They also have masculine plus size swimsutis and workout wear.
- Sizing: Up to a 6X in apparel
9. Target – Plus Size Masculine Clothes
Last, but never least in my heart (!!), we have plus size masculine clothing from Target! Their Goodfellow Men’s Plus Size line is known for having a good amount of stretch. Usually there is WAY more online than in-store, so I recommend shopping online and returning what doesn’t work!
Also, Target allows other brands to sell on their website, so I always click the “Sold By” filter button and select “Target”! That way I know I’m buying a brand actually made or sold by Target!
- Sizing: Up to a 4X in apparel
FINALLY, I know that dividing clothing by gender is silly — but heads up! Both the “Women’s” and ‘men’s” plus size sections on Target.com have great plus size masculine clothes! (Check out Targets lines Goodfellow & Co and Universal Thread!)
Shop plus size masculine clothing here!
10. Masculine of Center Button Down Shirts from Torrid
Do you like button down shirts, but HATE when the buttons gape? Check out these button down shirts from Torrid! I feel like this is the cut a lot of masculine of center folks gravitate towards, but no big deal if it’s not your jam!
[Note: In the winter months, these short sleeve button down shirts aren’t listed. They usually pop up around May!]
- Sizing: Up to a 6X
11. Boohoo Men’s – Masculine of Center Folks
Another great store to check out is Boohoo mens! This is a street style brand, perfect for when you want to look put together – but you don’t feel the need to put on a suit!
Shop masculine of center pieces HERE.
12. DXL Masculine Clothing
So, fun fact – DXL is one of the most popular brands for plus size men – but, as we allllll know – we can shop where we want!
DXL has just about every type of clothing on their website, and they also have stores across the USA!
Depending on your body type, you may find that their pants don’t work for you [hips are a whole thing], and other pieces [blazers, t-shirts, etc] do. I encourage you to test out what works for you!
- Sizing: Up to an 8X, most options stop around a 4X or 5X
Shop masculine clothing at DXL here!
13. ELOQUII Masculine of Center Fashion for Work
I can hear what you’re thinking – “ELOQUII? FOR REALS?”
Eloquii has great suiting options for babes with a little more curve, who don’t necessarily want to play that up. The 9–5 Blazer, in particular, keeps a pretty straight cut, while also accommodating for changes in body mass.
- Sizing: Up to a size 28
Eloquii also the iconic “Kady Fit Pant” a tapered not-quite-but-almost-skinny leg pant, great for folks who are a bit “hippier” but want a tailored look. This pant is for taller folks, so be sure to check your leg length – you may also be stuck in the petites/gnome section with me!
14. City Chic – Androgynous Plus Size Clothing
City Chic is a go-to for a plus size femme like me, but they also have some really great options for folks looking for tomboy or masculine clothing. FYI, in my opinion the REFINITY brand that City Chic USA carries is really great for plus size masculine cuts!
- Sizing: Up to a size 24
Shop plus size tomboy options here!
15. Masculine Plus Size Clothes from Wildfang
Woohoo! When I originally wrote this post years and years ago, Wildfang hadn’t made it to plus sizes – and now they have!
We love to support LGBT owned clothing brands in this house! Also real talk – if anyone at Wildfang HQ is reading this, I’d love to model for you! #ShootingMyShot!
- Sizing: Up to a 3X
Shop plus size masculine clothing at Wildfang here!
16. Beefcake Swim – Masculine of Center Swimsuits
Beefcake Swimwear is one-piece androgynous swimsuits inspired by 1920s style. They use eco-friendly and ethical practices to make their swimsuits in the USA. Sizing: Sizes XS – 5X.
Shop plus size masculine swimsuits here!
This blog post was all about masculine plus size clothing.
Now, there are other brands out there that specifically design for the LGBTQ+ community, butttttt unfortunately don’t carry plus sizes If I’ve missed a brand on this roundup that NEEDS TO BE HERE, drop me a line.
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